Choc – Mint Green Smoothie

Another recipe to thank Food Matters for, because they are genuinely legends all around.

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During the cleanse there was a variety of smoothies to slurp up for brekky and believe it or not but this was one of them! I was all over this smoothie like a seagull on a hot chip, it was simply that delicious.

So just like all good things, they need to be shared!

I have found a new love with cacao and this smoothie combo with mint was perfect to get me through those crazy mornings at work.

What You Need.
1 Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
1 scoop Protein Powder
1 tsp Cacao Powder
1 Handful of Spinach
1/2 Avocado
1 Banana
Almond Mlyk to blend

What You Do.
Place all of your ingredients into a blender and whiz on high until smooth and creamy!
Sprinkle with raw cacao nibs and slurp away.

This little smoothie is perfect to freeze and keeps well for up to two days, so making double your recipe is always a good idea

I would love to hear what your favourite smoothie or juice is? Let me know by dropping a comment or send me a message.

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Detox Latte + Tumeric Bullet Proof

This little post is a two for one combo!

These two heart warming drinks really helped get me through that Food MAtters 7 Day Cleanse, they were the perfect little accompaniments in between smoothies both morning and night.

So in celebration of finishing this cleanse I wanted to share these with you all!

Detox Latte
The creators at Food Matters are straight up genius when it comes to recipe creations. Never would have I thought to use a tea, protein powder and coconut oil to turn this combo into a creamy sweet latte!
It’s now my coffee replacement in the mornings and I could not be more grateful.

What You Need.
1 tea bag of a Detox Tea (caffeine free)
1 scoop Protein Powder of choice
3/4 cup Almond Mylk (or Nut Mylk of choice)
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Date, pitted

What You Do.
Boil the kettle, and steep your detox teabag in half a mug of boiling water for 3 minutes
Once steeped place tea, protein, almond mylk, coconut oil, date and cinnamon in your blend and blend on high from 20-30 seconds.
You’ll see how the protein powder and coconut oil turns this combo into a creamy, frothy dream!
Pour into your mug, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Turmeric Bullet Proof
This little gem of a drink I usually pick up from my favourite paleo cafe “Seedling” located in Melbourne’s CBD, so if you are around, swing by and grab a bite to eat there!
Turmeric is super good for aiding inflammation, aiding arthritic pain and has been associated with aiding and managing depression like symptoms and feelings.
It’s literally a cup of gold and full of heart healthy fats!

What You Need.
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Grass fed Organic Butter
Sweetener of choice: 1 pitted date, 1 tsp of honey, or 1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup

What You Do.
Boil your kettle and in a mug combine the Turmeric and Maca powder.
Pour in your boiling water to fill 1/4 of your mug and stir quickly!
Place the butter, coconut oil, sweetener and your mug mixture into your blend and blend on high for 20 -30 seconds.
pour back into your mug, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

I would love to known your morning rituals and coffee free drink options to get your day started! Drop a comment or send me a message lovelies xx

Heavy Metal Detox

This is strictly an Food Matters recipe, so all the more credit to them!

This was one of my favourite drinks throughout the 7 Day FMTV Cleanse this week.

Super refreshing and delicious, and in the spirit of finishing off the cleanse feeling super renewed, I wanted to share this one with you all!

This smoothie is created to literally pull heavy metals out of your organs where they can often accumulate over periods of time, how crazy is that!

So get to sipping yourself to a cleaner, healthier version of yourself!

What You Need.
Handful fresh or frozen Blueberries
1/2 Lemon
1 generous handful of Coriander
1 generous handful of Parsley
1 Tsb Chia Seeds
Generous pour of Coconut Water
* NOTE: ensure the coconut water of choice does not contain any additional sugars

What You Do.
Pop all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until well combined.
This little drink can keep for up to two days and freezes well, so its always a good idea to double the recipe and keep for an emergency brekky or lunch!

If you plan on doing a juice, smoothie or soup cleanse for the first time, I have written a little tricks and tips post!
Go check it out some handy advice to get you through.
I’d also love to hear other peoples experiences with their cleanses’s
! So please drop a comment or send me a message.

xx

Cup O’ Cacao

Totally good for you and totally delicious!

This little gem of a mug is completely vegan friendly and refined sugar free.

With the Autumn and Winter days slowly setting in here in Melbourne, I wanted to create a steaming cup of something, that was wholesome & filling.

I have just completed a 7 day cleanse and for one thing, it meant no coffee! The detox process wasn’t the easiest, but I can finally say I am now free of my caffeine addiction.
That means no more headaches, brain fog or moodiness when I miss my usually morning long black.

I created this little bad boy, along with some other delicious brews (Bulletproof Turmeric + FMTV’s Detox latte) to replace the morning coffee and get my body kick started for the day ahead!

This recipe is super simple and perfect morning, afternoon or night!

What You Need.
1 heaped tsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 -2 Tbs Coconut oil
Small squeeze of honey, pure maple syrup or 1 pitted date

What You Do.
Boil the kettle and combine cinnamon, cacao and maca into your mug of choice
Fill your mug halfway with boiling water and stir the powders until l combined.
Grab your blender and pop in the coconut oil and sweetener of choice
Pour in your mug mixture into your blender and blend on high for 20 – 30 seconds (be careful when blending due to the temperature of the water)
You’ll see your hot cacao is now creamy and frothy!
Pour back into your mug, sprinkle with cacao nibs and enjoy !

I would love to know how you all enjoy your hot drinks this winter, drop a comment and let me know!

xx.

Quick Cleanse Juice

Recently, December has gotten the better of my body.
It’s a busy period both work wise and socially, and I’m finding myself often too run down to go to the gym. & when I do i find myself worse for wear the next day.

So!

I’ve turned December into an almost “rest month” with food as my medicine. Nothing but superfood veggies, plenty of spices and a whole lot of fluids to get myself through.

And that is the reasoning behind this gem of a juice that will aid your body in digestion and detoxification.
Not to mention it’s pretty damn delicious!

What You Need.

6 Sticks of Celery

3 Chopped Oranges

2 – 3 tsp of freshly grated ginger

1 – 2 Lemons juiced

2 tsp Tumeric

What You Do.

In a blender, pop in your ingrediants and add a dash of cold water.
Blend on high until well combined.
Be sure to note that the juice will be quite thick in consistency and pack a punch of flavour.
Feel free to dilute with water when pouring out your portions.
Makes approximately 4 servings, diluted.

Serve ice cold with a celery stick and enjoy! xx

ReBoot Juice

This juice is ideal for when the flu symptoms kick in and you’re feeling well and truly under the weather!

Blitz this up and you’ll have a cold fighting juice in no time !

What You Need

2 sticks Celery

1 Orange

1 Apple

1/2 Lemon

1/2 Cucumber

1 tsp Ginger

2 cups Cold Water

What You Do. 

Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz on high until all your juice becomes smooth and consistent  in texture.

And you are done my legends. It’s that’s simple.

These juices freeze quite well too ! So feel free to add into your meal prep planner for the week ahead.

Tummy Turmeric Latte 

Turmeric is one of my most loved spices. It’s an absolute gem on inflammation and gut health.

One of my favourite “go to” hot drinks on a cold day is this spiced tumeric latte in particular!

Really quick and easy to whip up whether your at work or getting cosy at home.

What You Need. 

1 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Maca Powder

1/4 tsp Ginger

Optional spices 

           1/4 tsp nutmeg

Nut mylk of choice (I opt for unsweetened almond mylk)

A generous squeeze of honey or pure maple syrup!

What You Do. 

Simple boil the kettle and dissolve the spices in your cup, fill the cup just to cover your spice mix.

Stir thoroughly to ensure nothing is left in the bottom.

Squeeze in the honey and stir until fully dissolved.

Fill the remainder of the cup with half nut mylk and half boiling water.

Sip and enjoy!!

Spice Up Your Coffee

We all love a good cup of coffee first thing in the mornings.

If you’re like me and cutting back on buying barista made coffee in your way to work – gotta keep those savings up – and opting for instant, here’s a delicious recipe to spice up your cup!
What’s In It?

1/2 teaspoon Tumeric

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Maca Powder

Small Pinch of Nutmeg

Small Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Pinch of Black Pepper

Coffee of choice

Nut mylk / honey optional

What You Do. 

Bring a kettle to the boil and dilute your spices, filling your cup a 1/4 full.

Stir thoroughly for 30 seconds or so, squeeze in honey here if you wish to add it.

Pour in your coffee shot or instant teaspoons and stir once more.

Add a dash of milk if desired or fill with hot water and sip on your spiced morning caffeine hit!

Feel free to play around with the spices to your own taste buds, for me it’s always extra cinnamon and ginger !

Enjoy xx

Ultimate Greens

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This is my go to green drink anyday of the week!!

I always feel out of whack when I don’t incorporate enough leafy green veggies into my diet for the week. This little juice completely balances me out & I’m left feeling energized and focused.
Every ingredient is done by the handful on this one so feel free to add as much as you like!

What You Need.
Spinach
Kale
Broccoli
Cucumber
Boychoy
1-2 apples chopped
1-2 oranges
1tsp of spirulina powder
Generous Squirt of Lemon Juice

What To Do.
Chop up all your leafy greens in order to make the blending process smoother.
Chop both oranges and apples into small chunks.
Place all ingredients into your blender and add enough  cold water to blend your juice.
Pour into jars and pop in the fridge!

Note– if you are new to green juices I would suggest diluting your drink with cold water. Just until the taste grows on you. The flavour of green juices  isn’t always everyones cup of tea but the benefits are endless!